Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
Our Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program provides students who have untapped potential with the additional skill sets that they need to get into college and excel in a higher-education environment.
Traditionally, students in our honors track program have learned essential skills—such as how to study or how to advocate for themselves with teachers—from their parents, not in school. For example, family members who have successfully navigated the U.S. educational system pass these skills down to their children. But, since the inception of the AVID program, Angevine has compiled an impressive research base that shows students can be taught these skills in school.
Angevine offers the AVID program as a separate class that students can take in place of an elective class. To be considered for enrollment, students must apply to the program. The application process usually includes submission of a written essay, and an interview. Once accepted, students participate in the following course components:
- Study skills, such as two-column note taking
- Academic writing
- Learning to study in groups
- Tutorials run by trained college students
- Preparation for applying to colleges and college visits
- Field trips and guest speakers
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